Tourmaline Pendant and Mobile Bench Stuff

December 17, 2010

Here is an 18kt piece that I made on commission for Vicky. It came out very nice, methinks. The tourmaline is 6.08ct and is about 30mm x 8mm and the links above have .40ct of diamond. All the links are bark engraved and then polished. It gives a very nice effect. A 1100 mm pearl […]

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A Ring and a Solder Thingi

December 12, 2010

I seldom do work in 14kt white gold, but if I need some I mix up the mixture from Brepohl which is 58.5% gold and the rest palladium. I know it is hellishly expensive, only two or three dollars under 18kt white at today’s prices, but it is really nice to work with. Nice colour […]

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Rings, Bangles and Pendants

November 29, 2010

This is a commercial ring I made. Fourteen princess cut stones with a center diamond. This is actually five separate rings. Square stones are a little more tricky to set. These were all slightly different sizes so they were quite challenging, but it all worked out well in the end. The center stone is a […]

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Bench Micoscopication

October 27, 2010

My original microscope stand came incomplete. It was a cheepo I bought on EBay and needless to say they never sent the missing parts. So it was always a hassle to work with so I decided to fix it once and for all. I didn’t have any 35mm round bar so I bored out two […]

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Furtheration of the Mobile Bench

October 21, 2010

    So here was the start of the front of the bench. I had this space in the center that I did not utilise with my previous benches ( this is my third one I am making)* and I decided to make storage space. Do not kid yourself, this was a fracking MAJOR mission […]

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Some Jewellery and the Mobile Bench

October 18, 2010

Here is a Titanium and 18ct gold pendant set with two rubies and a diamond into the titanium. The titanium is in the shape of South Carolina and the center ruby is set at (more or less) Columbia. The other ruby is set and Cupercoy in St Maarten and the diamond is set at Charleston. […]

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The Bench Steams On

October 9, 2010

My mobile bench steams on. This is the pliers/hammers/files tray. Pictured with 47 tools in it. When it is fully laden, including my torch, it has a round 50 tools. It slides into the bench and out of the way. After I had finished the polishing system, I made an outside grinding attachment. I modified […]

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Futheration Of The Mobile Bench–Post 4

September 30, 2010

    Basically, I start with the polishing system. This requires a bit of thought and some design because if the bench is in a place where dust is not appreciated, then there must be no polishing dust. Right? This is my suction unit. She is as good at her job a Linda Lovelace was. […]

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The Road and The Mobile Bench

September 26, 2010

  The runway on St Maarten had to be extended and so a new road has to be built around it. In doing so the the entrance to our shop has been thoroughly fracked up. Luckily it is the height of low season so not much is happening. This is the road as it approaches […]

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Two Pendants and The Mobile Bench

September 20, 2010

  Here is something interesting. Many years ago, I purchased a parcel of rough sapphire from some scaly dudes from Tanzania. At least, that is where they said they were from. After I had cut all the nice shaped stones, I was left with a bunch of mackles. So what I did is cut the […]

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